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In 2016, headlines declared Appalachia ground zero for America's "forgotten tribe" of white working-class voters. Journalists flocked to the region to extract sympathetic profiles of families devastated by poverty, abandoned by establishment politics, and eager to consume cheap campaign promises. 

What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia is a frank assessment of America's recent fascination with the people and problems of the region. The audiobook analyzes trends in contemporary writing on Appalachia, presents a brief history of Appalachia with an eye toward unpacking Appalachian stereotypes, and provides examples of writing, art, and policy created by Appalachians as opposed to for Appalachians. 

The audiobook offers a much-needed insider's perspective on the region.

©2018 Elizabeth Catte (P)2018 Tantor

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Emily C. H. Thomas
  • 2019/04/10

Great Content, Lousy Reader

I struggled multiple times with the reader for this book - there's lots of unnecessary pauses that sometimes punctuate the middle of sentences unnecessarily, and it was very stiff, even in places that the words indicated should be more emphatic or emotional. the content is great, giving a history of progressive movements founded in Appalachia (including the real origin of the word "redneck") as well as how multiple adminstrative and legislative moves have worked to keep Appalachia (and its residents) poor. I recommend the book, if not the audio, to anyone looking to further their understanding of Appalachia from its oversimplified appearance in the media.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • sara
  • 2020/07/08

totally biased

The author should have just named this book "Why I Hated Hillbilly Elegy." This girl has written a book completely to put down JD Vance's book and is obvious that she let her own political views affect what she decided to write about. In her attempt to discredit Vance she doesn't realize how much she proves him right. She does well with reciting history though soooo that's about it...

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lana Whited
  • 2019/10/01

Let Appalachian people read their own stories

This book has a great deal of integrity. The author and her research are authentic. I learned quite a lot about the Appalachia I have adopted. But when a book is about authenticity, why is the reader not from Appalachia? I could recommend many people who are trained actors who still sound like they’re from around here, as Appalachian people say.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Semisomnambulant
  • 2019/02/02

Vital and Searing

Amazing, no-pulled-punches account of the history of labor struggles, eugenics, classism, and the continued battle for clean air, clean water, and decent work in Appalachia, not as separate from the rest of the US, but as a microcosm of our larger struggle against capitalism and exploitation. Absolutely essential read.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Jason Buchanan
  • 2019/03/30

Why is every culture diverse...except Appalachians?

I listened to this after listening to Hillbilly Elegy. Which should be titled MY Hillbilly Elegy as it centers on ONE family and ONE families outcomes...but I digress. The history part of this book was great and as a researcher myself I appreciated it. Problem is it takes one persons narrative (I.e., Elegy) and made it one cultures narrative. Everyone has a story and many things have influenced their stories. That doesn’t make everyone have the same story... As the saying goes (and we hill-folk have lots of them) all poodles are dogs, but that doesn’t mean all dogs are poodles!

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 STRIDES
  • 2020/11/18

Listen to the sample before buying

Took me a while to ascertain myself the reader is not a text to voice robot. All the contents of the book are nicely summed up in the preface, and you don't really learn anything new throughout the rest of the book.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Cornpro
  • 2020/11/13

Really interesting history

Really enjoyed this as a counterpoint to the usual analyses of Appalachia. The history and storytelling are excellent and she doesn't pull any punches (especially on Hillbilly Elegy author Vance). Good quick read and intro to an alternative way of thinking about the region and people!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amber
  • 2020/10/26

Informative

As someone with a personal connection with the Appalachia, I felt this was informative, without reservation, the truth about the “other America” no one wants to talk about, or provide solutions for. There are solutions, we just have to be open to such solutions. Coal won’t be here forever.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lynne
  • 2020/01/13

Antidote to JD Vance pablum/ nicely read

Writing the review mostly as a counter vote to the ones claiming the reading is bad. It's not bad. I'm picky and I found Perrin's reading (just glanced up to find her name) clear, listenable, just fine. De gustibus and all, but she didn't bug me in the least. Wonderful book.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2019/03/08

Stop trying to make us fit into your ideology

I absolutely hated this book. almost as much as I hated the Ellis book. I'm so tired of well to do hill people (that have abandoned the mountains or not even really lived here at all) looking down their noses at us, trying to make a vastly diverse people into what they think we should be. its real simple and crazy complex at the same time. Ellis says we are too lazy and at complete fault for the state of our lives. this author is hell bent on making us out to be well meaning simpletons, who only support trump because of coal, but really we are misguided progressives. pick a lane. either were poor because we are stupid or were stupid because we are poor.